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Rink diaries

Each individual rink has a "rink diary" for each year. Here's a sample entry from Dufferin Rink:

Feb.15 2007

High minus 9 celsius, low minus 21. At 8 a.m. the temperature was minus 20 celsius. People may be getting used to it. There were skaters and shinny players even in the morning, when it was so cold. By the afternoon, tobogganers had appeared in the park. A family visiting from England came and rented skates after tobogganing, and stayed for a long time. They wanted the whole winter experience, maybe. The market was on, so there were no benches in the rink house. The only spots left for changing skates were in the washrooms, which are big enough and have some places to sit. This family and their Canadian friends cheerfully changed their skates in there.

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